Found January 01, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Mark Asper
TEAMS: Oregon Ducks
At 6-foot-7, 325 pounds, Mark Asper looks like a dude who could do some damage with a hard squeeze. But when a man began choking at a nearby table while Asper was eating dinner last week, the senior offensive tackle for the University of Oregon used just the right amount of pressure. Asper, and Eagle scout, did his good turn for the day when he performed the Heimlich maneuver on the man at Lawry's The Prime Rib during the "Beef Bowl" as part of the run-up to the Rose Bowl Game, the Los Angeles Times reports. Asper said the man,...

Oregon’s 2nd and 3rd Ground Weapons: Kenjon Barner and Darron Thomas

The Quack Attack is largely built on short, fast guys who will beat anyone at setting the edge. Once they turn the corner against you, you’re done. Chip Kelly has made the Oregon Ducks into an offensive juggernaut by recruiting and molding the perfect guys to fit his system. The focal point of the Oregon Ducks offense is tailback LaMichael James, last year’s Doak Walker Award...

Wisconsin falls to Oregon in Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Oregon's incredible offense busted up Wisconsin and the record books on the way to the Ducks' first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years. Darron Thomas passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns, freshman De'Anthony Thomas scored on runs of 91 and 64 yards, and the No. 6 Ducks earned their first bowl victory under coach Chip Kelly, holding off Wisconsin...

Ducks Cheerleaders, SportsCenter’s Neil Everett Lead Oregon Rose Bowl Pep Rally

Have you ever been to a college football bowl game pep rally? It’s the most proper of propaganda for the institution of higher learning; and football. Everyone should attend at least one in their lives- but not your alma mater. A school you have no connection to will give you proper perspective and objectivity. Or go to an Oregon Ducks BCS Bowl pep rally, because they have the...

Rose Bowl Preview: Oregon Ducks Have Weapons to Win Shootout

Is the third time a charm for Chip Kelly and his Oregon Ducks? Will the 2012 Rose Bowl end differently than last year’s national title game and the 2010 Rose Bowl? The knock on Kelly’s Ducks is that if you get an entire month to prepare for them, then stopping the 3rd in the nation in total yards Quack Attack isn’t so difficult. However, the Ducks are 6 point favorites in...

Video: Benyard improving the line

Duck Sports Authority caught up with sophomore OL Everett Benyard to get his thoughts on the Rose Bowl.

Corso Picks the Ducks 2012 Rose Bowl

• Lee Corso dons the Duck head on ESPN College Gameday, January 2, 2012. Did you have any doubts?GO DUCKS!


Fans knew that Oregon would debut snazzy new uniforms for the Rose Bowl game, but Wisconsin too has revealed a new set of on-field threads to be worn in Pasedena. As the teams battle on the gridiron on January 2nd, Nike and adidas will battle on the fashion front. Oregon is constantly drawing attention due to their ever-changing Nike uniforms and they alter their stylng several...

No. 6 Oregon wins first Rose Bowl in 95 years

Oregon's incredible offense busted up Wisconsin and the record books on the way to the Ducks' first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years.

Ducks Wear New Helmets

Pasadena -- The Oregon Ducks came out onto the field wearing their new helmets during warm ups.
Ducks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.